Emma Watson looks absolutely lovely while posing for the cover of Elle UK‘s December 2014 issue, which was dubbed to be the Feminism issue.
Here is what the 24-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On giving her speech at the UN Summit: “I was very nervous. It wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. It felt like: ‘Am I going to have lunch with these people, or am I going to be eaten? Am I the lunch?’”
On her decision to be an activist on behalf of women: “Fame is not something I have always felt comfortable with; I have really grappled with it emotionally. And, in a funny way, doing this is my way of making sense of the fame, of using it. I have found a way to channel it towards something else, which makes it so much more manageable for me. And this is something I really believe in.”
On how feminism can mean different things to all people: “Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for President, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. I’m lucky I was raised to believe that my opinion at the dinner table was valuable. My mum and I spoke as loudly as my brothers.”
For more from Emma, visit ElleUK.com!
Emma Watson strolls through the airport after arriving in Findel, Luxembourg on Sunday evening (October 12).
The 24-year-old actress is in town to film her new movie Colonia Dignidad.
Emma‘s #HeForShe campaign has seen much success on social media with stars and fans alike.
“I can’t thank you all enough. #HeForShe” Emma recently tweeted about the great strides made to make the campaign viral.
The #HeForShe campaign came about from a speech Emma made last month about gender equality in New York City – watch the powerful speech in case you missed it. More Here! »
Taylor Swift shows great admiration for Emma Watson‘s recent UN speech on feminism and gender inequality during an appearance on French Canadian television show Tout le Monde en Parle on Sunday (September 28)!
“I wish when I was 12 years old, I had been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful poignant way the definition of feminism,” the 24-year-old singer shared. “Because I would have understood it and then earlier on in my life I would have proudly claimed that I was a feminist.”
Taylor added, “I just think that a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it, I think it’s an incredible thing and I am happy to live in a world where that happened.” Watch the video below!
Taylor Swift – ‘Tout le Monde en Parle’ Interview
FYI: Taylor is wearing a Fitriani jumpsuit.
Harry Styles is the latest star to throw his support behind Emma Watson!
The 20-year-old One Direction hottie just posted this photo on Twitter holding up a sign for the HeForShe campaign launch, which Emma talked about during her United Nations speech.
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“I’m supporting @UN_Women and @EmWatson in #HeForShe As should you,” he captioned the pic.
In case you missed, Logan Lerman, Chris Colfer, and Douglas Booth have also showed their love for the campaign!
Bigger pic inside… More Here! »
Emma Watson is one powerful lady.
After speaking United Nations for the HeForShe campaign launch, support came pouring in from the 24-year-old actress’s friends and fans on Twitter.
Noah co-stars Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman were some of the first to show her support on the campaign.
“I am a passionate supporter of gender equality. @EmWatson @HeForShe @UN_Women,” Douglas wrote.
Logan added, “My friend @EmWatson delivered a powerful speech to the UN http://tinyurl.com/jwftvdf I support equality. #HeForShe.”
Glee‘s Chris Colfer posted, “#HeForShe is a great cause to get behind! Please check it out. So proud of @EmWatson!”
Emma‘s Harry Potter co-star Matthew Lewis also tweeted his own support: “So proud of @EmWatson. From the girl I grew up with to the inspirational woman she is today. I’m with you. #heforshe.”
Emma Watson keeps it serious while attending the UN Women’s HeForShe VIP After Party held at The Peninsula Hotel on Saturday evening (September 20) in New York City.
Earlier in the day, the 24-year-old actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador donned a totally different look while helping to launch the campaign.
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“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited to participate in the conversation?” Emma said during the event. “Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.”
Emma continued, “I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man …. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are.”
Emma Watson keeps it totally chic in a professional look while joining the United Nations for the HeForShe campaign launch on Saturday (September 20) in New York City.
The 24-year-old actress was recently made a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and she made a trip to Uruguay earlier this week to highlight the need for women to participate in political elections. The country just set a quota for the first time guaranteeing that women represent 30% of political positions.
“Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. After all, they are half of the population, so women’s equal participation in decision-making is a question of justice and democracy,” Emma said during her visit (via UN.org).
FYI: Emma is wearing a Dior heather grey silk coat dress and metal belt.